The Food and Shelter Coalition is in need of volunteers to help with their hot meal and clothing program for transients and low-income families, according to Linda Pickford, volunteer coordinator.

Volunteers can help serve meals and sack lunches, sort donated clothing, stock and organize the food shelves or work at the referral desk.The Food and Shelter Coalition is a non-profit agency that provides hot meals Mondays through Fridays to those who find themselves without food. It also refers individuals to other agencies when appropriate.

Volunteers may schedule a regular shift or may simply come when convenient. Groups of volunteers may also help with one-time projects at the Food and Shelter Coalition. Church, community and youth groups are welcome and needed.

Pickford said volunteers are usually needed Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., although arrangements can be made for volunteers to help on weekends or evenings.

Volunteers who work at the referral desk are given training regarding community agencies and are asked to commit to work regular hours.

Interested volunteers may call the United Way Volunteer Center at 374-8108.

Other community volunteer needs include:

-Eastlake Care Center is in need of volunteers to help groups of residents with activities including leather working and seasonal arts and crafts.

-Provo Youth Detention needs volunteers to help tutor teenage boys and girls in basic subjects. Volunteers need to work a three-hour shift once each week.

-Lindon Elementary School needs volunteers to work with third-grade children with multiplication flashcards.

For more information on these and other volunteer opportunities, call the United Way Volunteer Center at 374-8108.